The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Professor of the Practice of Public Health John E McDonough, explains why Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin abandoned single payer healthcare. Is single payer healthcare being considered in any other state? The trends that will lead to greater consolidation in healthcare. Medicare Advantage and Privatization. Will the future be Medicare or Medicare advantage. Sam's healthcare adventure and irrational pricing and coverage system. Also does Congress actually have a smart solution to the The "Doc Fix"? The House Republicans ruthless and cruel new assault on public healthcare. Also what would happen if SCOTUS overturns healthcare subsidies.

On The Fun Half: Jon Voight wants Israelis to vote for Netanyahu really badly, he is also crazy. Glenn Beck has a new end of times theory! Netanyahu, goes all in with his racism and support for endless Occupation. Pat Robertson explains why your Muslim neighbors want to kill you.

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Journalist Eric Alterman, author of the new book,  Inequality and One City: Bill de Blasio and the New York Experimentexplains how the inequality crisis finally came into public consciousness since Occupy Wall Street. Why BilldDe Blasio's message on inequality is distinct, progressive and important. How de Blasio is trying to help the poor in New York City. The transformative potential of de Blasio's advocacy for the poor. de Blasio's amazing pick for the head of New York's welfare agency. How the right wing and mainstream New York media is losing its power and influence. Stress and inequality. Where De Blasio has stumbled and why Andrew Cuomo is fighting de Blasio on everything. The battle over Charter Schools and how Cuomo stabbed de Blasio in the back. Also we should judge De Blasio.

On The Fun Half: Can Bibi lose? The inequality crisis in Israel. The Republicans offer their 2016 sociopathic budget. Inequality in Dallas. John Kerry smacks down CBS and the Republicans for Iran letter stupidity. President Obama says he is embarrassed on behalf of the Republicans who sent the Iran letter. Tom Cotton wants us to know that the Iranians run Tehran now! Also your calls and IMs. 

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains his new creative campaign to finally get America to address its gun crisis. Oklahoma's racist frat members and the assault on American history by the right. Why the 1990s were good and why the Republicans failed so hard with the Iran letter.

Alexis Goldstein, co-host of Criticize After Dinner, discusses why you should be watching Better Call Saul, far left critiques of movies like Selma, Foxcatcher, and American Sniper, why House of Cards is stupid and addictive, and what you need to watch now in theaters, on TV, and streaming.

NYPD edits Wikipedia to cover up Police brutality and your calls and IMs.

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Leading progressive blogger and writer Digby, explains how the Obama White House finally learned the lesson that progressives have always know, that the modern Republican Party has zero interest in compromise. The importance of unlearning the lessons of the Clinton era. Former key Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer's acknowledgment that the White House never regretted taking progressive action. How could the Obama White House and mainstream Democrats be so delusional about the Republican Party. Also the the Republican's far right infrastructure and is Pfeiffer being sincere? Why progressives are vindicated again. Also the Hillary Clinton's emails and the Clinton scandal machine. The Clinton soap opera and the crazy Republican Party.

On The Fun Half: Fox's Andrea Tantaros: Feminist moms don’t have husbands because they ‘give it up freely’. The folly of high stakes testing. Also your calls and IMs.

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The Daily Beast's London Editor, Nico Hines explains how in the 1980s the UK Government allowed for the growth of Pedophile rings in high level politics. How discrimination against Gay people led to the exploitation of young children by British politicians. When powerful politicians and Britain's Intelligence services crushed press coverage of sexual abuse. How the abuse was uncovered in 2012. Margaret Thatcher's direct role in the Pedophile cover up. Also how the UK's libel laws helped protect powerful child abusers.

Community activist and parent Michelle Kupper, explains New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's attack on public eduction. How Andrew Cuomo is extorting the state of New York's public schools and ignoring Court rulings on public school fundings. The real problem with the teacher evaluations that Cuomo is pushing. Why Cuomo's Neo-Liberal agenda education agenda will hurt the most vulnerable and undermine good teachers and what you can do to protect public education in New York state.

On The Fun Half: Morning Joe blames rap music for the horrific racism of the Oklahoma SAE fraternity. Why the mainstream press is covering Wisconsin's new assault on workers rights so poorly. Also your calls and IMs.

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The Nation's Ari Berman, explains the historical importance of Selma Alabama. Why Martin Luther King Jr. selected Selma as a site for the Civil Rights struggle. Find out the unknown Civil Rights heroes of Selma. The slow pace of change in Selma and why the cities Country Club is still racially segregated. Why Selma's wealthy white class will not fund public education for African American children. Was Selma on its best behavior for the fifty year anniversary of Bloody Sunday? Also really how craven it was that so many Republicans refused to go to Selma for events marking Bloody Sunday.

On The Fun Half: The stunningly stupid letter sent by Senate Republicans to Iran. Why is Rush Limbaugh still in the country? Megyn Kelly listens to agree and agrees with the Wall Street Journal's Brent Stephen's make racist comments about Ferguson. Reflecting on the legacy of Paul Wellstone. Pat Robertson tells a lady to quit her job so shoe does not get "infected" with Buddhism. Also your calls and IMs.

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George Washington University Professor, Henry Farrell, explains the role of Tor browser by human rights activists, civil libertarians and criminal organizations. Criminal subcultures and trust. Why Libertarian utopias fail in real life and real markets. The story of Silk Road's 'Dread Pirate Roberts' (Ross Ulbricht) and how is his Libertarian politics, drug dealing and attempted murder brought down Silk Road. drug empire and the collapse of Silk Road's Libertarian fantasy. How do you find a trust worthy source for stolen credit cards? Also why Libertarians are ignoring the Silk Road failure.

On The Fun Half: a video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma sing an incredibly racist song, the first cop on the scene of the Michael Brown killing by Darren Wilson was one of the cops who sent racist emails. 47 Republican Senators send a shockingly stupid and probably unconstitutional letter to the leadership of Iran. Scott Walker continues his war on working people in Wisconsin. And your calls and IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the systemic and grotesque racism of the Ferguson Police Department. What is a "manner of walking" arrest? How many Ferguson's across the country are there? Unequal justice in the United States. The Ferguson PD criminal racket. The Republicans cave on Department of Homeland Security funding. The Democrats finally showing spine? How to defeat new bad trade deals. How to convince the Right to oppose the TPP. Rahm Emanuel is so afraid of losing his race for reelection as Chicago's Mayor that he is now pretending to be a good person. Also why did the Supreme Court take King V Burwell now?

Isabel Gillies explains the next book she is working is working on. Why Sam is frustrated by House of Cards. Are kids more fun the older they get? Isabel is bad at video games but great as a mom. Isabel says we should all watch Selma. Why Boyhood lost to Birdman. And we should also watch the documentary Virunga.

The economy keeps adding jobs but wages are still down. Does President Obama want to use the Keystone Pipeline for something else? Right Wing Mandela comments on 50 Shades of Grey.

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Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi tells us the disturbing story of Countrywide whistleblower Michael Winston. Michael Winston's role in a Frontline documentary exposing Countrywide's systemic corruption. How Bank of America has targeted Michael Winston with the help of the Court system. The Frontline documentary the Untouchables and the failures of the Obama Administration to hold accountable a criminal financial industry. Why Loretta Lynch will not improve the Justice Department in corporate wrong doing. Also what will happen to Michael Winston?

The New Republic's Brian Beutler explains the Oral arguments in the King V Burwell hearings. The aggressive questioning by the four liberal justices to Michael Carvin the lawyer for the Plaintiff. How the Plaintiffs case would destroy the law. Also will Kennedy or Roberts end up saving Obamacare?

On The Fun Half: Ben Carson launches an incredibly awkward Presidential run and says prison proves that being Gay is a choice. Chris Matthews rips Benjamin Netanyahu and the Republicans for trying to hijack US foreign policy from President Obama. Louie Gohmert says Obama says Obama won't support Nigeria in fighting Boko Haram because Nigeria does not allow Marriage Equality. We theorize that Pat Robertson writes Nigerian scam emails. Also your calls and IMs.

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Simon Lazarus of Constitutional Accountability Center explains why it is so absurd that the Supreme Court is taking King V Burwell. Why the Supreme Court ruling in favor from King would be an "unprecedented power grab". Why everyone know that subsidies are part of the ACA and what will the Court do?

Healthcare industry whistleblower Wendell Potter explains how the insurance industry is planning for the fallout from King V Burwell. What happens to state exchanges if subsidies are eliminated. The deadly spin that the Republicans and the insurance industry use on healthcare. How will progressives activists respond to the Supreme Court destroying subsidies. Also why we still need full universal coverage.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee explains how the Republicans attack on the ACA is all about hating President Obama. Why our new war in the Middle East is not being fully debated. The importance overturning the original authorization of military force given to President Bush in 2002. Also how to address the crisis of Police violence against African American communities.

Mara Liasson's silly argument that King v Burwell isjust as much a threat to Democrats as Republicans. The Alabama Supreme Court pushes forward against marriage equality. Russ Feingold planning on running for his old Senate seat. New York City will observe New York holidays. Edward Snowden returning the the United States? Also your IMs and calls.

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